Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out how the Scottish Government has considered the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee’s recommendations in relation to the content of the reports required under the Continuity Act. It then sets out the Committee’s further response to the Government’s updated reports.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An FAQ blog on the social work workforce in Scotland.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog discusses social work and the development of a National Care Service.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A hub for all SPICe material on the National Care Service (NCS)
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 13 April 2022, the UK government published detailed plans for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) that is one of the funds that will replace the previous EU funding streams. This blog looks at the different claims made by the UK and Scottish governments regarding whether the UKSPF fully matches the value of the funds it is replacing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This guest blog from ICAS introduces a new guide to help explain how the UK and Scottish governments are held to account for their decisions on public finances, where the money comes from, how it is spent and prioritised and the results of audits of public accounts.
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog gives an overview of the Queen’s Speech 2022, focusing on what it means for Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Local elections were held in Scotland on 5 May 2022. Voters elected councillors for individual wards who then represent the ward on their local authority’s
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 9 May 2022, the Scottish Government published its new Global Affairs Framework. This blog analyses the key aspects of the new framework.